56 days in North America Itinerary

56 days in North America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Mexico trip planner

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Cancun
— 8 nights
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Monterrey
— 4 nights
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Real de Catorce
— 1 night
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Monterrey
— 1 night
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Mexico City
— 5 nights
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Acapulco
— 6 nights
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Mexico City
— 1 night
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Guadalajara
— 6 nights
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Puerto Vallarta
— 7 nights
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Morelia
— 7 nights
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Mexico City
— 1 night
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Cuernavaca
— 7 nights
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Cancun

— 8 nights
Few destinations in Mexico dazzle visitors quite like Cancun, a modern resort town filled with glitzy hotels sitting on picturesque and well-developed Caribbean beaches.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cancun: Puerto Morelos (Alma Libre Bookstore & Croco Cun Zoo), Akumal Beach (in Akumal) and Playa del Carmen (Scuba & Snorkeling, Zipline, &more). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Interactive Aquarium, and see the interesting displays at Mayan Museum of Cancun.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cancun journey tool.

Bogota, Colombia to Cancun is an approximately 8-hour flight. When traveling from Bogota in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cancun, with highs around 32°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Monterrey.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Monterrey

— 4 nights

City of the Mountains

An industrial powerhouse and a major transportation hub close to the Texas border, Monterrey offers visitors a blend of culture, art, and history.
Monterrey is known for parks, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Parque Ecologico Chipinque, indulge in some personalized pampering at Azuleno Spa, take in the exciting artwork at Carapan, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Monterrey trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Cancun to Monterrey by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Real de Catorce.

Things to do in Monterrey

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Real de Catorce

— 1 night
Real de Catorce, often shortened to Real, is a village in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosí and the seat of the municipality of Catorce. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Cerro del Quemado, then steep yourself in history at Real de Catorce, and then make a trip to Templo de la Purisima Concepcion.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Real de Catorce trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Monterrey to Real de Catorce takes 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Monterrey.

Things to do in Real de Catorce

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Monterrey

— 1 night

City of the Mountains

Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): gain insight at Instituto Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), then get great views at Cerro del Obispado, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo del Sagrado Corazon.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Monterrey trip itinerary website.

Drive from Real de Catorce to Monterrey in 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Monterrey

Historic Sites

Mexico City

— 5 nights

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Venture out of the city with trips to San Juan Teotihuacan (Teotihuacan Pyramids & Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Zocalo, delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor, see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo, and admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mexico City trip planner.

You can fly from Monterrey to Mexico City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Mexico City can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Acapulco.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trip

Acapulco

— 6 nights
Probably one of Mexico's best-known beach resorts, Acapulco came into prominence in the mid-20th century, when it became a getaway for Hollywood movie starts and European millionaires.
Acapulco is known for nature, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to La Quebrada, stop by Punta Diamante, stroll through Playa Pie de la Cuesta, and pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de la Paz (Chapel of Peace).

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Getting from Mexico City to Acapulco by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Mexico City, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Acapulco, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Acapulco

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Mexico City

— 1 night

City of Palaces

On the 31st (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Museo Casa Luis Barragan, then delve into the lush surroundings at Bosque de Chapultepec, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and finally look for gifts at La Plateria del Mercado.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mexico City trip planner.

Getting from Acapulco to Mexico City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Acapulco in December: high temperatures in Mexico City hover around 26°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Guadalajara.

Things to do in Mexico City

Museums · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Guadalajara

— 6 nights

Pearl of the West

One of Mexico's cultural hubs, Guadalajara represents the home of mariachi music and hosts numerous large-scale events, ranging from international film festivals to celebrated book fairs.
Change things up with a short trip to Sea Adventure in Mismaloya (about 44 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Museo Pantaleon Panduro, browse the exhibits of Paseo de las Artes Chapultepec, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Guadalajara Cathedral, and appreciate the history behind Basilica de Zapopan.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Guadalajara trip builder tool.

Getting from Mexico City to Guadalajara by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Guadalajara can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Puerto Vallarta.

Things to do in Guadalajara

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Puerto Vallarta

— 7 nights
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puerto Vallarta: Art in Amber (in Bucerias) and Vallarta Botanical Gardens (in Cabo Corrientes). There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Malecon Boardwalk, get to know the fascinating history of Zona Romantica, get outside with Bahía de Banderas, and enjoy the sand and surf at Los Muertos Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Guadalajara in January since evenings lows in Puerto Vallarta dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Morelia.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Morelia

— 7 nights
Morelia is a city and municipality in the north central part of the state of Michoacán in central Mexico. Get out of town with these interesting Morelia side-trips: Patzcuaro (Templo de la Compania de Jesus & Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Salud) and Cuitzeo (Ex-Convento Santa Martia Magdalena & Santa Maria Magdalena). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Morelia, steep yourself in history at Centro Historico de Morelia, look for gifts at Instituto del Artesano Michoacano, and don't miss a visit to Acueducto de Morelia.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Morelia trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Puerto Vallarta to Morelia in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Puerto Vallarta in January since evenings lows in Morelia dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Mexico City.

Things to do in Morelia

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Mexico City

— 1 night

City of Palaces

Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mexico City trip app.

You can drive from Morelia to Mexico City in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. While traveling from Morelia, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mexico City, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Cuernavaca.

Things to do in Mexico City

Tours · Museums

Cuernavaca

— 7 nights
Cuernavaca is the capital and largest city of the state of Morelos in Mexico. Explore Cuernavaca's surroundings by going to Xochicalco (in Miacatlan), Tepoztlan (Tepozteco & Lagartija Club Mezcal) and Taxco (Zocalo, Santa Prisca de Taxco, &more). There's still lots to do: deepen your understanding at Spanish Language Institute - Day Course, explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Grutas de Cacahuamilpa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de San Jose El Calvario, and take an in-depth tour of Robert Brady Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cuernavaca vacation tool.

You can drive from Mexico City to Cuernavaca in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Mexico City in January, expect Cuernavaca to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cuernavaca

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips